I bought my Solo first and never used it with a bong (PV never restock their PVHEGONGs). I got so impatient with them, I went ahead and bought the LSV so I can pair it with my bong. Once I received the LSV, I never touched my Solo. Well, my LSV completely died on me a week ago and I've sent it back for repair/replacement. Anyways, I've been using my Solo since I dont have the LSV. And I must say... using the Solo dry... I think it tastes better. I can taste all the terpenes and it's wonderful. With the LSV+bong, I almost get a grassy taste.. that's the only way I can explain. But the same bud in my Solo tastes better. I wonder why this is? Of course, the LSV's vapor density blows the Solo out of the water. And I have not used the LSV dry so I cant compare them... but the bong water does change the taste for me. And I use filtered drinking water in my piece. Anyone else notice this?